How Tal Peretz is using AI to change the way we work

  (photo credit: Tal Peretz)
(photo credit: Tal Peretz)

The recent release of OpenAI's GPT3, ChatGPT, and DALL-E2 AI models has generated a lot of buzz for their impressive ability to generate dialogue, images, and text. In fact, we used them to help write this article. This is yet another reminder of the profound impact that computer and AI technology is having on the world, our lives, and the way we interact with technology.

No stranger to the power of AI, Tal Peretz has shown time and time again that his grasp on data science, machine learning, and software engineering was a cut above the rest. After completing an accelerated Mathematics and Computer Science program at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and an MBA in technology, he stepped into the role of Chief Data Scientist for an Israeli Air Force elite technological unit, where he founded and led the team.

This opportunity not only allowed Tal to lead a diverse range of data science projects to support the Air Force, but it also gave him the chance to build and lead his own team. As the team's leader, he was responsible for setting strategic goals, aligning his team members, and driving results. Under Tal's guidance, these projects introduced cutting-edge AI tools and algorithms to the military ecosystem in Israel, bringing about transformative change in one of the most traditionally conservative sectors.

After his time in the Air Force, Tal launched his career as a data scientist at several Israeli startups. His first stop was at Panorays, where he built the data pipeline from scratch within a year. This project connected the operational database to a data warehouse, making running models and analytics more robust than ever.

However, as the first data scientist in the company, his work was not without challenges. He had to completely redesign the system architecture and build a workflow engine to enable automation, enhance performance, and allow for greater scalability.

After leaving Panorays in a better state than he found it, Tal went on to make a significant impact at Simplex, a company that specializes in fraud detection for e-commerce and cryptocurrency transactions. Through his efforts, the company's fraud detection models saw a 24% improvement in precision and a 18% improvement in recall, making a significant impact on Simplex's overall success.

When he was ready for his next challenge, Tal decided to take the leap and start his own company. He moved to California and founded Magical, the next-generation calendar for remote teams that used a proprietary scheduling recommendations engine. As the Chief Technology Officer, he built a team of exceptional full-stack engineers and led them on a mission to reduce time waste. As a founder, he placed a strong emphasis on shaping the culture at Magical, focusing on growth, impact, and experimentation as key values. Placing people at the forefront of everything they do.

Through his work at Magical, Tal quickly noticed that many of the small businesses he worked with couldn’t leverage the power of AI and cutting-edge technologies to streamline their operations. This sentiment was echoed by other founders he mentored at the FusionLA Accelerator program. Tal is now passionate about connecting humans to AI and witnessing the transformative power of these tools across countless industries and settings. He believes that by helping business leaders understand the potential of AI, they can embrace the possibilities and unleash their potential. This is why Tal started AI & Human Labs and AI Generated email newsletter that sums up all the latest advances and tools in AI & machine learning for busy people.

Tal is renowned for his pioneering spirit and knack for making big changes. From shaping teams to building strategies and connecting with the latest technologies, his impact on every role is undeniable. But what he's working on now is truly groundbreaking - it will completely revolutionize how humans view and use technology. Throughout his career, Tal has found a way to balance his passion for data and tech with his compassion for people - and now he's able to merge the two for an even greater outcome.

This article was written in cooperation with Craig Lebrau